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The Justice Clearinghouse covers topics of particular interest and focus for prosecutors and their staff — on a regular basis: through the webinars we hold, the articles we write, as well as the articles we curate from other respected sources. 

Begin or enhance your knowledge in ways that will be immediately applicable to prosecutors and staff by reviewing some of the information below.

 

Upcoming Webinars

Employing Background Checks
Michael G. Aamodt
02 / 13 / 2018

In recent years, there has been an increased legal, scientific, and regulatory interest in how employers consider a job applicant’s criminal history and credit history when making employment [...]

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White Nationalists What Justice
Laurie L. Wood
02 / 22 / 2018

The term 'white nationalist' may be new to some, but it's appearing more and more in the headlines as they hold events across the country. Learn about their beliefs, [...]

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Children as Witnesses in DV Cases pt I
Patrick Beumler
Hilary Weinberg
03 / 20 / 2018

According to government statistics between 3-4 million children ages 3-17 are at risk of exposure to domestic violence each year.  95% of those cases involve female victims at the hands [...]

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Ask Me Anything Elder Abuse
Paul Greenwood
03 / 27 / 2018

Whether you’re a seasoned justice professional or new to the field, everyone needs a sage resource they can turn to for advice on niche topics – and elder [...]

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Children as Witnesses in Domestic Violence Cases- Pt 2
Patrick Beumler
Hilary Weinberg
05 / 01 / 2018

Continuing from Part 1 of this series, prosecuting attorneys must determine, from the available evidence gathered by the law enforcement investigation, whether a reasonable likelihood of conviction exists. Part 2 of this [...]

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Medical Records for Criminal Cases
Dyanne Greer
Hilary Weinberg
05 / 17 / 2018

Medical records are often critical in criminal cases, as they detail the medical diagnosis/treatment that may form the basis of criminal charges.   However, they can be daunting [...]

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Medical Records for Child Abuse Cases
Roger Blevins
Dyanne Greer
08 / 14 / 2018

Many child abuse cases are dependent on the medical assessment of the child victim, be it by a pediatrician, generalist or a forensic pediatric specialist (who may or may not [...]

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Understanding Sexual Violence and Appropriate Responses to Survivors
Jason Vail Cruz
Lindsay Ashworth
11 / 29 / 2018

Recorded Webinars

Kate Loudenslagel
Hilary Weinberg

This course discusses the challenges faced in the investigation and prosecution of drowning cases.  We will discuss some tips in investigating these cases and thoughts on how to [...]

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Jon Eliason

Using confidential informants has always been a challenge. While there are times when using a CI is useful and can gain law enforcement agencies valuable information they might get in [...]

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Hilary Weinberg
Tarah White

The crime of strangulation hasn’t always been given its due. The prevailing attitude towards strangulation for decades was “if it didn’t kill the victim, then [...]

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Jim Seeger
Hilary Weinberg

In 1960, a person could expect to live until they were about 69. Today? “Sixty is the new 50.” With better health care, diet and exercise, most of us are living [...]

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Articles

court room
Christina McCale

There is no "silver bullet" for solving gun crime. Solving gun crime requires looking at every discharge of firearms, collaboration among a region's agencies, an understanding of [...]

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Based on a webinar presentation, check out these 11 tips for how to effectively prosecute and investigate hot car deaths. 
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This infographic highlights the challenges faced in the investigation and prosecution of drowning cases.  It shares investigative tips, the unique challenges, and how to present these kinds of cases [...]

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Kids in Hot Car
Christina McCale

Each year, 37 kids - not to mention hundreds of pets - die from heatstroke because they were left in a hot car.  It's a senseless death: entirely driven [...]

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Broken Glasses
Christina McCale

The statistics are just astonishing.   1 in 10 Americans over the age of 60 have been the victims of elder abuse. Further, "The New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study found [...]

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elderly person
Christina McCale

We all will grow older. But that doesn't mean that as older people, we should become victims to elder abuse. But according to recent statistics, all too often, that [...]

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Drowning
Christina McCale

  Join webinar hosts Hilary Weinberg and Kate Loudenslagel of the Maricopa County Attorney's Office to learn: challenges faced in the investigation and prosecution of drowning cases,  [...]

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Hot Car Deaths Parking Lot
Christina McCale

It'll only be a few minutes. 15 at most? A warm day. You'll just be popping into the dry cleaner to pick up the laundry - what harm could [...]

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Our Subject Matter Experts

Meet the people who present on this topic
Roger Blevins

Mr. Blevins graduated with a BSN from the University of Tulsa College of Nursing in 1979, and received his certificate as a pediatric nurse practitioner from the United States Army Academy [...]

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Natasha Terk - Write It Well
Natasha Terk

Natasha Terk is the managing director of Adcom Designs. She improves communication skills and team dynamics through a relentless focus on each client’s business, brand, and competition. She [...]

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Brian Gray

Brian Gray has been an assistant district attorney for the Schenectady County District Attorney’s Office in Schenectady, New York since 2010.  In 2012, he joined the Special Victim’[...]

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Patrick Beumler
Patrick Beumler

Detective Sergeant Patrick Beumler is the Family Violence Supervisor for the Glendale Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division Special Victim’s Unit. He has served with Glendale PD [...]

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Dyanne Greer

Dyanne Greer is an attorney in the Maricopa County Family Violence Bureau in Phoenix, Arizona.   She has been a prosecutor for 30 years, starting in the Maricopa County Attorney&[...]

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Will Morris
Will Morris

Will Morris is a 2003 graduate of Louisiana State University Law School.  After a clerkship with a State criminal court judge, Will joined the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney&[...]

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Jason Vail Cruz

Mr. Vail Cruz is the Sexual Assault Services Coordinator for the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence. In this role, he provides training and technical assistance on best [...]

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Lindsay Ashworth

Ms. Ashworth received her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Sam Houston State [...]

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Laurie L. Wood

Laurie Wood joined the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in November 1991 as a writer/researcher for what is now the Intelligence Project, the investigative arm of the SPLC, and then [...]

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Brenda K. Uekert
Brenda K. Uekert

Brenda K. Uekert (Ph.D.), Principal Court Research Consultant at the National Center for State Courts, has worked extensively in the areas of elder issues, domestic violence, and problem-solving courts.  [...]

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